Jackson Whipps Showalter vs. Max Judd Match
December 1891 - January 1892
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
Showalter ½ 0 0 1 ½ 0 [+3-0=1] 0 1 1 1 +7-4=3
Judd ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 [+0-3=1] 1 0 0 0 +4-7=3
Not much information on this match, apart that it was played, and
that the New York Times of, January 7, 1892, describes it as a
Championship match. A little (micro)-fiching trip to the Library
turned up this:
NEW YORK TIMES
Thursday January 7, 1892, Page 1
CHESS PLAYER JUDD ILL
St. Louis, Jan 6. - Judd, the chess player, is
so ill that the championship match here is at a
standstill. He has, however, agreed to play
the twenty-fourth game next Monday, or forfeit
the match to Showalter. The latter has a match
on for $500 with Lipscutz, in New-York, which
is expected to be played next week.
"Twenty-fourth game" is, apparently, a misprint, and should read "fourteenth game".
It's not quite clear, but the rules of this match seem to have been Showalter's favorite
First to win 7 games, with an extension to 10 wins in the event of a 6-6 tie.
Other newspaper reports still pending confirmation:
- Chicago Tribune, 12/11/1891 - Judd won the second (?) game in 50 moves.
- Chicago Tribune, 12/11/1891 - Judd won the third game in 39 moves, and leads +2-0=1
- New York Times, 12/15/1891 - Game 5 drawn in 66 moves, Judd ahead +2-1=2
- New York Times, 12/18/1891 - Judd ahead +3-1=2, play held up by a dispute, with both players awaiting a ruling by Steinitz.
- New York Times, 12/19/1891 - Steinitz rules no penalty, since the rules weren't agreed on. Judd would be correct under German or English rules; Showalter would be correct under rules passed
by the 5th American Congress. (Unfortunately, no information on what the dispute was actually ABOUT! #$%&*)
- Brooklyn Eagle, 12/27/1891 - Judd wins game 11, a Ruy Lopez. Score tied +4-4=3.
- New York Times, 1/13/1892 - Judd resigns last game; Showalter wins +7-4=3
- Deutsche Schachzeitung 1891, p. 384 notes that the Saint Louis Post Dispatch mentions a Three-Way Match tournament between Judd, Showalter and Lipschutz, beginning 12/7/1891 in Saint Louis.
Showalter did not agree to playing Lipschuetz for $500, so Lipschuetz dropped out, leaving a Showalter-Judd Match.
Says that the match was to 7 wins, and says that the final score was +7-4=4.
(A Lipschuetz-Showalter match took place later in 1892).
- Deutsche Schachzeitung 1892, p. 48 gives a Showalter-Judd game, won by Showalter, but no mention of which game it was.
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